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The Intentional Advantage podcast (formerly Productivity Paradox) will help you reclaim your time and make a bigger impact while being more present in your personal life. Listen each Tuesday to learn from Tanya Dalton, a nationally recognized productivity expert, best-selling author, speaker, and CEO of the multi-million dollar company, inkWELL Press Productivity Co. Each episode is full of research-backed, actionable productivity tips you can use right away to confidently step into leadersh ...
 
Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Felt busy but not productive? Or like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas? I'm Greg McKeown, and welcome to the What's Essential podcast. Through my best-selling book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, I've been fortunate to help many people deliberately distinguish the vital few from the trivial many and then remove these obstacles to create a clear path to accomplishing what matters. The Way of the Es ...
 
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Business coach and growth strategist Tanya Dalton (author, The Joy of Missing Out) shares her perspective on making it easier to do what matters most. Her and Greg discuss the importance of prioritization, discernment, and what it means to be overwhelmed. They explore practical steps to create a productivity framework custom tailored to your own st…
 
Canadian record producer Doc McKinney looks back on The Weeknd's early rise and tells us how his debut mixtape, House of Balloons, helped change the sound of pop music. On this week's Q This music panel, A. Harmony and Vivek Shraya talk about the public reaction to rapper DMX's reported drug overdose (programming note: this segment was recorded sho…
 
Singer Merry Clayton talks about her first solo album in more than 25 years, Beautiful Scars, which she made in the aftermath of a life-altering car accident. Actress Kim Novak discusses her new book of paintings, Kim Novak: Her Art and Life, and shares how her art helped her cope with the pressures of Hollywood's studio system. Interdisciplinary a…
 
Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill talks about songwriting from the vantage point of fictional characters, the band's evolution and why he wanted to release their new album as an NFT. In celebration of National Poetry Month, our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on Jen Sookfong Lee's debut poetry collection, The Shadow List. Canadian …
 
Canadian icon William Shatner opens up about aging, loneliness and what keeps him going at 90. Maria Bakalova reflects on her life-changing role in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, which made her the first Bulgarian actress to be nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. Soul co-director and screenwriter Kemp Powers discusses the animated film'…
 
How confident do you feel about making important business decisions? If it’s a lucrative life you want, here’s the truth: You’ve got to trust yourself enough to try various decision-making strategies to make choices that feel right to you and take steps that will truly drive your business forward toward the success you deserve. In this episode, you…
 
In this episode, Kelli chats with Jessica Zweig, author of Be.- A No Bullsh*t Guide to Increasing Your Self Worth and Your Net Worth by Simply Being Yourself. The two discuss using their messes to inform their messages, authentic branding, and the importance of showing up as and for yourself.By Kelli France
 
Multidisciplinary artist Vivek Shraya discusses her new solo stage show, How To Fail As A Pop Star, about the true story of her life in music. R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Mike Mills look back on their landmark album, Out of Time, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Pokémon theme song singer Jason Paige talks about the unexpected success…
 
Actor Michael J. Fox opens up about the long-term effects of Parkinson's disease and how he found his way back to optimism after experiencing a particularly brutal year. Children of Blood and Bone author Tomi Adeyemi talks about the importance of writing fantasy stories with Black protagonists. Screen legend Julie Andrews shares a few of her favour…
 
Musician Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai reflects on the band's very first No. 1 album, As the Love Continues, the power of instrumental music and 25 years of Mogwai. Ojibway artist Patrick Hunter talks about creating the digital artwork on display in the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks home arena as part of the teams' new Land Acknowledgement. Canadian film…
 
With the release of Creation Never Sleeps, Creation Never Dies: The Willie Dunn Anthology, producers Lawrence Dunn and Kevin Howes explain why folk singer Willie Dunn deserves a place among Canada's most legendary musicians. Writer Hiromi Goto talks about her new graphic novel, Shadow Life, which follows an independent senior who breaks free from h…
 
Actress Melanie Scrofano tells us how fans rescued Season 4 of Wynonna Earp after a long hiatus and financial troubles put the cult-hit Canadian show in jeopardy. Musician Tim Burgess of The Charlatans talks about bringing joy to audiences around the world with Tim's Twitter Listening Parties. Publicist and music journalist Dalton Higgins discusses…
 
You hear about it all the time, but do you know what Intuition really is? Here’s the truth: Intuition is a powerful ability we all have, and when we understand how to target it, we can use it to leverage the success we want to achieve. In this episode, join special guest, bestselling author, and renowned business intuitive Laura Day to talk about h…
 
In this episode, Kelli interviews Dr. Benjamin Hardy, an organizational psychologist and bestselling author of Willpower Doesn’t Work and Personality Isn't Permanent. They speak about reframing the past to better the future, recognizing the physical nature of our subconscious, the problems of personality tests, and more!…
 
Philanthropist and thought leader John Hope Bryant (CEO, Operation HOPE) shares his mission to empower underserved communities with financial literacy and economic opportunity. From his roots as a young entrepreneur to founder and chairman of the for-purpose nonprofit, he and Greg discuss the importance of selflessness, spirituality, and finding re…
 
Actor, comedian and trans activist Eddie Izzard tells us about his new film Six Minutes to Midnight — a spy thriller based on the real story of a 1930s British finishing school for the daughters of high-ranking Nazis. On this week's screen panel, Teri Hart and Kathleen Newman-Bremang discuss the popular Netflix documentary The Last Blockbuster, and…
 
Grammy-winning country music superstar Carrie Underwood talks about her new gospel album, My Savior, and shares how faith has kept her grounded during the pandemic. On this week's Q This music panel, A. Harmony and Vivek Shraya discuss the rising popularity of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and what it could mean for musicians. Singer-songwriter Rebecc…
 
System of a Down's Serj Tankian talks about using his voice for activism with a new documentary, Truth To Power, about his decades-long fight for the international recognition of the Armenian genocide. Bestselling author Imbolo Mbue reads from her latest novel, How Beautiful We Were, and reflects on why the story took her almost two decades to writ…
 
Musician, composer and activist Jon Batiste — who's also known as the bandleader for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and for scoring the award-winning soundtrack for Disney Pixar's Soul — discusses his powerful new album, We Are. Tech and culture journalist Alyssa Bereznak of The Ringer demystifies the world of NFTs (non-fungible tokens), explai…
 
Grammy-winning musician Harry Connick Jr. discusses his vulnerable new gospel album, Alone With My Faith, which he made entirely by himself during a year of reflection. Magician Penn Jillette of Penn and Teller talks about his four-decade career and his recent work with Jamie Allan's Illusionarium — a new experiential magic exhibit scheduled to ope…
 
Do you have a go-to strategy to help you brainstorm creative ways to solve problems and grow your business to the next level? If not, this episode is for you. Together, we'll explore creative approaches to solving your business challenges. You'll also learn different strategies that will help you grow your business toward the successful, lucrative …
 
In this special episode, Greg and Maria Shriver (Founder, Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement) have a conversation about what it means to be an Essentialist. Originally broadcasted on Maria’s Instagram Live, they talk about everything from the importance of boundaries and discernment to regaining control of our own choices and time. This is a conversation…
 
Beatles drummer Ringo Starr discusses his new EP, his love of Zoom and the important role friendship has played in his long career. On this week's screen panel, John Semley and Teri Hart talk about David Fincher's Mank, which leads this year's Oscar nominations with 10 nods, including best picture. Gilmore Girls star Lauren Graham reflects on the j…
 
One year ago today, Q went off the air so CBC could dedicate its coverage to COVID-19. As soon as we were back, we told you stories about how artists were coping, adapting and even thriving during the pandemic. The past year has been tough, but on this special anniversary show, we're celebrating the artists who helped us get through it all.…
 
In a career-spanning interview, Canadian record producer Daniel Lanois discusses his latest album, Heavy Sun, and reflects on his influential collaborations with the likes of Brian Eno, U2, Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Film producer Deborah Snyder talks about leaving Justice League after experiencing a family tragedy, and explains how fans helped her …
 
Canadian actress and comedian Lauren Ash, who plays the hilarious scene-stealing assistant store manager Dina on NBC's Superstore, talks about finding her calling in improvisational comedy. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on A Family Affair by Montreal author Nadine Bismuth (translated by Russell Smith), which won Radio-Canada's Com…
 
Director Chloé Zhao talks about her critically acclaimed film Nomadland, in which Frances McDormand plays a woman travelling around the American West as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. Theatre director Weyni Mengesha discusses the play Duchess! Duchess! Duchess!, about a fictional Duchess and Soon-to-be Duchess who meet for the first time to go ov…
 
How strong is the mind-body connection, and how does it relate to your happiness and success? Join special guest, Dr. Nicole LePera, author of the book How To Do The Work and Holistic Psychologist leading the #SelfHealers movement, to learn about the power you have to transform yourself for the better. What’s In This Episode: The mind-body connecti…
 
Addiction psychiatrist Judson Brewer, M.D. (author, Unwinding Anxiety) explains the surprising connection between bad habits and anxiety. Dr. Jud and Greg discuss how fear, worry, and evolutionary origins contribute to addictive behaviors and cycles. They explore specific techniques and a step-by-step process to effectively reduce anxiety. Share th…
 
On this week's Q This music panel, music journalists A. Harmony and Maura Johnston recap who won big, who got snubbed and who stole the show at last night's Grammy Awards. Musicians Craig Northey and Rob Baker of Strippers Union discuss the band's new double album, The Undertaking, and how their musical friendship gets them through difficult times.…
 
Canada Reads champions Devery Jacobs and Joshua Whitehead reflect on winning this year's battle of the books with Whitehead's debut novel Jonny Appleseed. Singer-songwriter Julia Michaels talks about writing for superstars like Selena Gomez, Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber — and why she's now writing more songs for herself. Polaris Prize-winning mus…
 
Toronto singer-songwriter JP Saxe tells us how his Grammy-nominated song If the World Was Ending changed his life and how his grandfather's legacy as a cellist motivates his own musical ambitions. Journalist Maria Garcia, the creator and host of the Anything for Selena podcast, explores Selena's legacy as an artist born of two cultures — and shares…
 
Late-night host Stephen Colbert and interdisciplinary artist Derek DelGaudio talk about their latest project, In & Of Itself, and why it's received such an intense emotional response from audiences. Kim's Convenience star Andrew Phung shares his thoughts on the sitcom's sudden cancellation and what he's hearing from fans.…
 
Tony and Emmy-winning actor Gabriel Byrne talks about Death of a Ladies' Man — his new film inspired by the work of the late Leonard Cohen — and why confronting death in film and in life has become easier over the years. Canadian actress Linda Kash, who's best known for her role as the Philadelphia Cream Cheese Angel, discusses her new film, Jump, …
 
What are the signs of victim mentality, and how does it relate to your business's success? Learn what victim mentality is and how to shake it off so that the business success you want is easier to achieve. You’ll learn how to stop making excuses for setbacks you experience in your business and how to use them to make better choices and leverage the…
 
Near-death experience expert Bruce Greyson, M.D. (author, After) shares how his mindset evolved from a scientific background rooted only in the physical world to rethinking his perspective of life after death. He and Greg explore examples of consciousness beyond this existence and the lessons learned when faced with this realization. Through an inc…
 
Actress Sigourney Weaver discusses her new film, My Salinger Year, and shares how her own career journey mirrored the experiences of the film's protagonist. Writer, scholar and musician Leanne Betasamosake Simpson talks about her new record, Theory of Ice, which finds inspiration in the phenomenon of a frozen lake thawing as the weather gets warmer…
 
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